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“Give Kids a Bright Smile” Program


  

Every child deserves a healthy start in life, but when it comes to oral health, many children face significant challenges. To improve the oral health of children in the central and western areas of China, the central government allocated special funds to support the work of prevention and treatment of oral disease on children .In 2008, the Comprehensive Intervention of Children's Oral Disease Pilot Project (hereinafter referred to as the Project) was carried out in 22 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in the central and western regions of China.

 

It is set to achieve the goals:

In each pilot area, the number of students with the knowledge of oral health comes to 85%; at least 70% children can correctly brush; the rate of dental checking in school-age children climbs up to 90%, and the number of pit and fissure sealant arrives at 90%.

 

In 2009, the GXMU College of Stomatology kicked off the Project, and took on the main responsibility to improve the children’s oral health in Guangxi region.

To be great benefit to all school-age children in Guangxi, our College offers:

Free oral health education

Free oral examination

Free pit and fissure sealant for first permanent molar

Free training on sealant skills

Free recheck

 

With the active support and cooperation of all circles, Guangxi took the lead in over fulfilling the task among the 22 provinces in the whole country, and achieved great success. The Project in Guangxi benefited 12 cities and counties, more than 100 schools. There were 18,578 children of 7-8-year-old received free oral health education and oral health examination, and 24,627 first molars received pit and fissure sealant for free to prevent dental caries. In 2010, the program resulted in the treatment of more than 320,000 children. Events took place at more than 2,000 locations across the nation, with more than 12,000 participating dentists and 36,000 other volunteers providing free services to underserved children. Thanks to the Project, more and more children have known about the basic knowledge and skills of dental health, which will benefit all their life. Like some children wrote down in their love teeth diary that "teeth are our good friends, I'll brush my teeth, and eat less candy.”